Posted by Snowie on November 13, 2003, at 11:02:43
In reply to Re: Cam W.......... and Snowie, posted by noa on November 13, 2003, at 4:01:04
That's my memory as well, that either the crosswalk or the lights weren't working properly, and that the municipality or resort knew or should have known about it, and taken immediate action to correct the problem(s) before someone was hurt or killed, which unfortunately did happen. I don't think this had anything to do with Disney. Seems like I remember Cam said the accident happened at a resort in Kissimmee.
If there were witnesses who saw the truck driver driving in an unsafe manner, I don't understand why he wasn't charged with something - vehicular manslaughter maybe. My memory is that he only had $10,000 worth of liability insurance. What a shame. It gives this great state a very bad reputation when tourists come here expecting to be safe and have a good time, and a tragic accident like this occurs that could have been avoided.
> I believe another aspect of the case was that there was something wrong with the crosswalk lights, and that this had been reported to the municipality a number of times in the months prior to the accident, and they hadn't fixed them.
> Also, I think there were witnesses who said that they had seen the truck driver driving aggressively just prior to the accident.